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Just A Memory

People today may no longer remember the celebrities of yesteryears. This is a lesson we all must learn. One day, no matter how much we have achieved, no matter how many followers we have in our social media account, you and I will just be a memory.

And even that will fade so there is absolutely no reason we need to be proud and arrogant. Just do our job well, be honest, be kind and live life to the full in God’s presence.

Remember the time when you’re hanging out with friends and family? Then you start recalling memories, blasts from the past where some incredible stuff happened? Some were good, some really funny? They were unique and special. Spend these days creating moments and cultivating memories that will be remembered.

Watching TV is a fake experience, video games are fake accomplishments, dating apps are fake intimacies. Create real experiences and beautiful moments with the people who matter to you.

Happy halloween!

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Saying Sorry

Saying sorry is important and it works. But saying sorry works only when a mistake is done but not when trust is broken.

So in life as in business, we can afford to make mistakes, say sorry and repair the mistakes. But we can never afford to break trust. Forgiving is easy but forgetting and trusting again takes a long time and is sometimes impossible.

We make mistakes. We apologise and say, I am sorry. But make sure we do not mess up an apology with an excuse. “I am sorry… BUT… the reason why I did what I did…” This is not an apology because the word BUT nullifies the effort. Genuine apology also means the correction of the wrong that has been done. Repair for the damage has to be initiated. This is the responsibility of the one who did the wrong. If this part is missing the process is incomplete.

We all have made mistakes and there are many who want reform and recovery. When the intention is honest and sincere, there is no longer any need to bring up the past of a person when the same person is trying to improve his or her future.

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Start Walking

Have you ever had a friend correct you? Did he or she approach you gently or get in your face and raise their voice? Were they gentle or rough? Makes all the difference. It’s not always what you say that is wrong, but it’s the way you say it. The next time you need to confront someone about a problem, make sure you choose your words and your tone of voice wisely and skilfully.

Sensitive, serious relationships require serious, faithful commitment and responsibility. And if after a long while you are still confused and cannot figure out where you stand with someone, it might be time to stop standing and to start walking. That may just be your true independence day!

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Two Commitments

Two commitments we need to make and this should be done on a daily basis. Do this 24/7 and you have a weekly victory. Do this 52 weeks and you will see substantial progress yearly. Do this a few years and you will see dramatic improvement in your lifetime. And these commitments are:

1. To stay faithful in all of our relationships. (God, family, friends, business dealings)

2. To improve self. (Continuous learning. Willing to be corrected.)

Complete the sentence: “Promises are made to be… ?” I hope you did not say broken. Promises when made should be fulfilled. Commitments should be delivered even when it translates to our own loss. Word said should be as good as gold. This is how one gains credibility and trustworthiness. Many do not know that this is the principle behind sustainable success whether in business or career. But those who do they experience true success.

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Good Things, Bad Things

Good things usually require pains. Bad things bring more pains. No one can escape pains; they are part and parcel of our daily living.

There are however two kinds of pains we can choose to have.

– The pain of discipline.
– The pain of regrets.

Trust me. The first one may bring momentary discomfort but will yield good results in the future. The second one will always be more painful in the future if one chooses to escape the first one.

Consequently, there’s the truth and the lie. Truth is like a surgey. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.

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Make Things Right

Some people are not really angry, they are really hurt. Determine the difference and know the reason why. And if we happen to be the reason, would be good for us to clarify and make things right?

Saying sorry is a good start. Many people know how to say it. And it’s not hard really. But here is the deal, the word sorry when said means very little, it is what is done after that truly counts.

True apologies always accompany the obligation to make things right and to return things taken. When these are not there then the sorry does not mean a single thing.

We have to make the hard but right decisions. Do what is right. The end result of this is peace of mind and preservation of dignity. These things really matter.

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Love God More

The right idea for life and living is not to love things less but to love God more. Self deprivation is not a virtue but self gratification is. And the more our love for God increases the more it loosens our love and hold for money and things. The year is almost over, it’s a good time for us to assess what or who we love more.

The older I get the more I realise how true this is: That I can never boast about my love for God because I fail Him on a regular basis. But I can brag about His love for me because He Never Fails! This realization is also one of the most liberating experience one can ever have in HIM; that we do not and cannot “earn” His Love. But that He loves us because He is love. And that we respond by knowing Him and doing what He says.

Measuring life by what others do to us may disappoint us. But measuring life by what we do to others will add more meaning to our life. The key here is to cultivate gratitude and make it a life mission to help others. This is what brings joy to life and living.

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Love Matters

Love matters. Love conquers all. It has been said that people who love deeply may die of old age. Better to lose your pride for the one you love than to lose your love because of the pride you have.

To fail means you’ve TRIED. To hurt means you’ve LOVED. To survive means you’ve LEARNED. And no matter what the situation is, GOD IS WITH US. NO REASON to QUIT. And no reason to doubt God’s love.

Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any selfish expectation. This is key to happiness and fulfillment.

And make time for people who make you feel extra special.